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LD Online: Learning Disabilities Information and Resources

Billing itself as "an interactive guide to learning disabilities for parents, teachers, and children," this site presents a wealth of information on the various types of learning disabilities and their treatments. The site manages to serve its diverse audience well. Newcomers to LD issues will find the "ABC's of LD/ADD" clear and informative, while those with more experience and interest in...
SNOW: Special Needs Opportunity Windows

This Website from the SNOW (Special Needs Opportunity Windows) project in Toronto, Canada serves as "a clearinghouse of practical resources and curriculum materials for serving students with special needs, as a place for educators to meet and share ideas, and as a place for educators to develop their professional skills." In addition to materials describing workshops, curriculum, and professional...
Medicating Kids: A Report on Parents, Educators and Doctors Trying to Make Sense of a Mysterious and Controversial Diagnosis ADHD

In April 2001, PBS' Frontline broadcast "Medicating Kids," a documentary examining the pervasive diagnosis and drug treatment of ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) among primary and middle school students. This excellent companion Website offers a complete video of the broadcast as well as profiles of the four families featured and extended professional readings both on the typical...
America's Literacy Directory

A service of the National Institute for Literacy and Partners, America's Literacy Directory is an online national database of literacy programs that connects employers, learners, volunteers, social service providers, and others to current information about literacy programs in all 50 states and US territories. The site offers program information for children, people with learning disabilities, and...
Misunderstood Minds

The Misunderstood Minds project consists of three elements: the PBS documentary, the companion Web site on PBS Online, and the Developing Minds Multimedia Library. A co-production of the Kirk Documentary Group, Ltd., and WGBH Boston, the documentary is a 90-minute film that examines several learning problems and disabilities by following five families who try, together with experts, to solve the...
LD Online

LD Online is a website focused on providing information on learning disabilities (LD) and attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) which is geared towards parents, teachers, and professionals. The site is an educational service of public television station WETA, and also works with the National Joint Committee on Learning Disabilities. Visitors will find that the site addresses both...

From the National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD) comes Understood, a resource created "to help the millions of parents whose children, ages 3-20, are struggling with learning and attention issues." Here, interested readers will find a large collection of information available in both English and Spanish and organized intuitively into categories such as School & Learning, Friends &...